The head office of Leadership Newspapers located in Utako, Abuja has been shut down by security operatives over 100 million Naira debt.
Reports say the publisher, Nda Isiah is allegedly indebted to one Senator Isah from Niger State.
The officials working under a court order were mandated to shut down the office and claim all Leadership property including all vehicles found within the premises belonging to the company.
About six vehicles have been towed away by the assigned officers.
Earlier, the Security operatives visited Nda Isiah’s home and seized important belongings.
The Senator approached the court over a libellous publication against him by the newspapers 7 years ago. He, however, won the case and was awarded 100 million Naira.
Sources said the official vehicle of the General Editor was equally towed away by the officers.
Staff of the Newspapers are currently working for free as they are being owed for more than 20 months.
DAILY POST gathered that the editorial staff were recently paid quarter salary, after several months of no remuneration.
A source said the Publisher, Nda Isaiah rakes in millions on a daily bases but intentionally refuses to pay his staff.
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“He lives in a house worth more than 1 billion Naira, yet he treats those working with him with disdain,” the source said.
“Leadership has only one computer in the whole of the newsroom. All systems in the offices have crashed and the Publisher is unable to replace them. This goes to show how the company is being run. I can say the operatives are unlucky as they won’t find computers in the offices.
”And he is fond of embarrassing the staff even when he is not paying. Imagine a pharmacist embarrassing and enslaving trained journalists.
”You heard about the disclaimer on Duro Hassan. This is the same guy that brought in over N130m for 400 pages of adverts. Simply because he removed N6million commission and another N2million of his salary, the Publisher dragged him to the police, and lost. Because he lost, he ordered that continuous publication of disclaimers on him. This is sad,” the source lamented.
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Another source said that he is being owed 3 million Naira salaries. He said Leadership is dead and the killer is the Publisher, Nda Isaiah. He rakes in millions from adverts and we don’t know how the monies are being spent.